Thursday, 14 January 2016

The Jungle Vaccinations - Hands International

by: Clear Haze

With the weather and conditions generally dis-improving in The Jungle, the work of Hands International's Vaccination Centre is more and more important. Influenza could spread like wildfire through the camp. We spoke to some of their volunteers.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Heavy rains bring disease and disaster to France's forgotten refugee camp

Hundreds of refugees are living in dangerous, unsanitary conditions after days of heavy rain left their camp in northern France ankle-deep in filthy water, while guards have blocked migrants’ attempts to replace tents and rebuild temporary shelters.
Aid agencies working at the camp in Grande-Synthe, Dunkirk, say they are concerned for the health of the refugees due to an apparent ban on building materials, firewood and even blankets being brought into the compound during the cold, damp period.
The site, known as France’s “forgotten” camp and which is about 50 miles from Dover, is estimated to hold 3,000 refugees mainly from Syria, Iran and Iraq.

A girl tries on mud-caked boots in the camp.